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EXCESS BAGGAGE

At Turkish Airlines, we care about all your needs and expectations concerning excess baggage. If the weight and dimensions of the baggage you wish to take on your journey exceeds your baggage allowance, there is no need to worry. You can take advantage of our excess baggage tariffs and enjoy the benefits of traveling with Turkish Airlines.

You can find the current excess baggage tariffs for flights within Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the table below.

Excess baggage charges for domestic flights

Checked baggage allowance Excess baggage charge (1 kg)
Adult/child Infant
Business Class 30 kg 10 kg 6 TRY
Economy Class 20 kg
Promotions 15 kg
On our flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the charges for 1 kg of excess baggage are: 2 TRY for students, 2 TRY for military personnel who are part of the Turkish Peacekeeping Forces in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and 4 TRY for child passengers.

Excess baggage charge for international flights

You can find the current excess baggage charges for flights operated by Turkish Airlines, or flights in which Turkish Airlines is the most significant carrier (MSC), in the table below. The MSC is defined as the airline flying the most significant and/or longest leg of the journey in accordance with the regulations of the IATA (International Air Transport Association). For joint flights, the baggage regulations of the airline company that qualifies as the MSC are applied.

Weight baggage concept excess baggage charges

You can calculate your excess baggage charges using the following steps:

  • In Table 1, find the region of your departure and destination airport.
  • Use Table 2 to calculate the excess baggage charge applicable between the 2 regions.
  • For flights divided into 2 legs, calculate the cost per kg individually for each leg of the journey.

For example, you can use the following steps to work out the cost of 1 kg of excess baggage on a flight from Rome to Medina with a connecting flight via Turkey:

  • Using the first table, find out which region Rome and Medina belong to. Rome is in Region 2 and Medina is in Region 4.
  • In the second table, see the excess baggage charge (15 euro) between Region 2 (Rome) and Region 4 (Medina).
  • This is the charge for 1 kg of excess baggage on your flight from Rome to Medina with a connecting flight via Turkey.
Table 1 – Regions
Region 1: Region 2: Region 3: Region 4: Region 5:
Aleppo Alexandria Algeria Aalborg Addis Ababa
Athens Almaty Amsterdam Abu Dhabi Asmara
Batumi Amman Baghdad Aden Bangkok
Bucharest Aqaba Baku Ahvaz Beijing
Chisinau Ashgabat Basel Al Qassim Cape Town
Constanta Astana Basra Bahrain Casablanca
Donetsk Astrakhan Batna Barcelona Colombo
Ganja Bari Benghazi Bilbao Dar es Salaam
Nakhichevan Beirut Berlin Billund Dhaka
Odessa Belgrade Bremen Birmingham Djibouti
Pristina Bishkek Brussels Bordeaux Durban
Sarajevo Bologna Cologne Copenhagen Entebbe
Simferopol Budapest Constantine Dammam Guangzhou
Skopje Cairo Düsseldorf Doha Hanoi
Sofia Catania Erbil Dubai Ho Chi Minh City
Thessaloniki Damascus Frankfurt Dublin Hong Kong
Tirana Dnipropetrovsk Friedrichshafen Edinburgh Islamabad
Varna Dushanbe Geneva Gothenburg Jakarta
  Graz Genoa Helsinki Johannesburg
  Hurghada Hamburg Isfahan Karachi
  Ivano-Frankivsk Hannover Jeddah Kathmandu
  Kabul Karlsruhe Kazan Kigali
  Kharkiv Leipzig Kermanshah Kilimanjaro
  Kherson Luxembourg Kuwait Kuala Lumpur
  Khujand Lyon London Lahore
  Kiev Marseille Madrid Lisbon
  Kosice Milan Malaga Male
  Ljubljana Misurata Manchester Manila
  Lviv Moscow Mashhad Maputo
  Malta Mosul Medina Mogadishu
  Mazar-i-Sharif Munich Novosibirsk Mombasa
  Minsk Munster Oslo Mumbai
  Naples Najaf Paris Muscat
  Osh Nice Riyadh Nairobi
  Pisa Nuremburg Sana'a New Delhi
  Podgorica Oran Santiago de Compostela Seoul
  Rome Prague Shiraz Shanghai
  Rostov-on-Don Riga St Petersburg Singapore
  Salzburg Rotterdam Stockholm Tokyo
  Samarkand Sebha Taif
  Sharm El Sheikh Stuttgart Tehran
  Sochi Suleymaniyah Toulouse
  Stavropol Tallinn Ufa  
  Tabriz Tlemcen Valencia  
  Tashkent Tripoli Yanbu  
  Tbilisi Tunis Yekaterinburg  
  Tel Aviv Turin
 
  Venice Ulan Bator    
  Vienna Vilnius    
  Warsaw Zurich    
  Zagreb      
  Zaporizhia      
Table 2 – Excess baggage charges (1 kg)
Regions Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5
Turkey €3 €5 €7 €10 €15
Region 1 €6 €8 €10 €13 €18
Region 2 €8 €10 €12 €15 €20
Region 3 €10 €12 €14 €17 €22
Region 4 €13 €15 €17 €20 €25
Region 5 €18 €20 €22 €25 €30

Piece baggage concept excess baggage charges

On routes where the piece concept is applicable to your baggage, calculate your excess baggage costs using the following guidance:

Flights with no stopover

For flights with no stopover, you can calculate your excess baggage costs using the following steps:
  • In Table 3, find the region of the flight where the piece concept is applicable.
  • In Table 1, find the region of the second part of the flight.
  • The applicable charge per piece of baggage is in the place where these 2 regions meet in Table 4.
For example, let’s say you are flying from Buenos Aires to Baku without a stopover:
  • In Table 3, find out which region Buenos Aires belongs to (Piece Region 1).
  • In Table 1, find out which region Baku belongs to (Region 3).
  • In Table 4, find the applicable charge per piece of baggage at the meeting point of Piece Region 1 and Region 3 ($165).

Flights with a stopover

You can calculate excess baggage charges for flights with a stopover in Turkey using the following steps:
  • In Table 3, find out which region your departure airport belongs to (Piece Region 1 or Piece Region 2).
  • Find the applicable charge per piece of baggage at the point where Turkey and your departure region meet in Table 4.
  • In Table 5, find the baggage charge from Turkey to your next destination by looking up which region this destination belongs to.
  • Add together all the charges for each part of your journey.
For example, let’s say you are flying from Buenos Aires to Kumasi, Ghana with a connecting flight via Turkey:
  • In Table 3, find out which region Buenos Aires belongs to (Piece Region 1).
  • In Table 4, find out the applicable charge between Piece Region 1 and Turkey ($150).
  • In Table 5, find out the cost between your next destination, Ghana (Piece Region 2), and Turkey ($180).
  • By adding these 2 charges together, you can work out the total cost, per piece of baggage, for your flight from Buenos Aires to Ghana with a connecting flight via Turkey ($330).
*Stopover: Where the waiting period for a connecting flight on a journey with more than one flight is 24 hours or more.
Table 3 – Piece baggage concept regions
Piece region 1 Piece region 2*
Abuja Angola
Antananarivo Argentina
Atlanta Benin
Caracas Burkina Faso
Freetown Cameroon
Khartum Canada
Havana Chad
Mahe Island Columbia
Mauritius Cuba
Osaka Democratic Republic of Congo
Panama Gabon
Tokyo Ghana
Niamey Guinea
Abidjan Interline destinations
Accra Ivory Coast
Bamako Japan
Houston Madagascar
Canoes Mali
Boston Mauretania
Bogota Mauritius
Ouagadougou Niger
Kinshasa Nigeria
Cotonou Panama
Dakar Senegal
Douala Sierra Leone
Miami South America
Buenos Aires Sudan
Toronto The Seychelles
Yaounde United States of America
Lagos Venezuela
New York
Washington
Libreville
Los Angeles
Nouakchott
Montreal
Luanda
Conakry
Chicago
San Francisco
N'Djamena
Sao Paulo
* In addition to the countries listed in the piece region 2 column, this region also includes all other destinations not listed in the piece region 1 column. For example, while New York is in piece region 1, Sacramento is in piece region 2.
Table 4 – Excess baggage charges applied per piece on transit flights
Region Piece Region 1 Piece Region 2
Turkey $150 $195
Region 1 $155 $205
Region 2 $160 $205
Region 3 $165 $215
Region 4 $185 $215
Region 5 $210 $225
piece region 1 $250 $300
piece region 2 $300 $350
On journeys departing from Napoli (NAP) and Rome (ROM), and landing in Lagos, Kano, Accra, and Abidjan, Abuja and Bamako, transit passengers with excess baggage pay 150 euros per piece of baggage which must not weigh more than 32 kg. For journeys with an Istanbul stopover of over 24 hours, the excess baggage charges in Table 3 apply.
Table 5 – Excess baggage charges for stopover flights

Turkey Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5 piece region 1 piece region 2
Turkey $10 $40 $45 $50 $55 $65 $130 $180
Table 6 – Excess baggage charges for journeys between Niamey / Niger and Ouagadougou / Burkina Faso and Dubai / Beijing / Guangzhou
Journeys to/from Niamey and other destinations with no stopover
Number of excess bags Nijer, Burkina Faso - Dubai, Beijing, Guangzhou
1st excess bag $200
2nd excess bag $250
3rd excess bag $300
4th excess bag $350
5th excess bag $450
6th excess bag $550
7th excess bag $650
8th and over excess bag $750

For example, a passenger with 3 pieces of excess baggage traveling between Niamey and Dubai would pay $200+$250+$300, making a total of $750.

The most significant carrier (MSC) is defined as the airline flying the most significant and/or longest leg of the journey, in accordance with the regulations of IATA (International Air Transport Association). The free baggage regulations of the MSC are applicable. If the most significant carrier on your journey is Turkish Airlines, you will benefit from our free baggage allowance regulations. However, if the MSC is another airline, the free baggage allowance rules of that company will apply.

Important notices

  • Before starting your journey, make sure that free baggage allowance is shown on your ticket. 
  • When traveling in Economy Class, each piece of baggage weighing between 23–32 kg will incur a charge of $80 at destinations with a free baggage allowance of 23 kg where the piece baggage concept is in operation. 
  • When Turkish Airlines is the most significant carrier (MSC) on journeys involving more than 1 airline, excess baggage charges for piece region 2 will apply on flights to/from destinations operating the piece baggage concept.
All excess baggage procedures can be carried out at our airport counters.